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“There is some concern,” Shaw said. “I haven’t really been killing him in practice or even in games. I’m cognizant of that. But once again, it’s something that he’s going to have to work himself through.” Asked if he’d rest Lawson in any of the preseason games, Shaw said, “It’s a possibility. It’s that fine line because you want guys to continue to build up their stamina and their conditioning and be sharp. Kenneth (Faried) kind of got his game this last game (at Phoenix). If Ty just really busts out and has a big game and is showing me that ‘Okay, I’m ready’ then maybe I’ll feel better about doing something like that.” Denver Post

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Q: What do you need to do to get to that next level? Ty Lawson: I feel like we have to win — because I feel like my numbers are elite numbers, what I did last year. The only thing separating me from everyone else is just winning. Chris Paul has gotten out of the second round. Russell Westbrook went to the NBA Finals. I feel like to get to that level, you've got to win games. Kyrie (Irving) this year, he's going to get out of the first and second round. So that's the goal. Q: You mentioned Paul, Westbrook and Irving. Do you see yourself in that group as an elite point guard? Ty Lawson: I do, minus just the winning. Especially for a point guard, that takes you to the next level. If you're a point guard and you're not winning but you're killing it, it doesn't matter. It's a leadership role. Denver Post

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If you look closely, you’ll notice Ty Lawson is wearing a small brace on his left ankle these days. It’s a constant reminder of the ankle injury that ended his season last season, helping reduce him to just 62 games played – the second-lowest total of his career. What no one knew – not even Lawson at first – was how damaged the ankle actually was. It was much more than just a sprain, and when all of the extra tests in the summer were said-and-done, some minor bone damage was revealed as well. The net effect of it is that Lawson’s ankle requires A) almost daily maintenance of some sort and B) for the player and the Nuggets staff to keep a good eye on it. He’s currently not effected by it, moving around just fine on the court. But in a season with 21 back-to-backs and a good number of four-games-in-five-nights sets, it will be under constant stress. Denver Post

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Lawson says he returns to the team in similar shape as what he played in last season, when he set career highs in points and assists per game. "I'm probably over by about four pounds," Lawson said. "But that's all. I always come back and work it off in one or two weeks and will be ready for training camp." Boulder Daily Camera

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